Women's Super League 1
Sunderland Ladies0Reading Women2

Sunderland Ladies 0-2 Reading Women

Fara Williams
Fara Williams celebrates putting Reading ahead against Sunderland

Reading held on to beat Sunderland in Women's Super League One despite keeper Mary Earps' second-half red card.

Fara Williams' individual effort put the Royals ahead, carrying the ball forward before slotting home.

Rachel Furness doubled the lead soon after, firing past Rachael Laws from 25 yards out.

Earps' dismissal for a handball outside her penalty box put the result in doubt, but Sunderland were unable to test replacement Grace Moloney.

The result lifted Reading to third in the table, having played two games more than fourth-placed Arsenal, while Sunderland stayed seventh.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 6Williams
  • 4Stewart
  • 14Sharp
  • 5Sjoman
  • 11Wyne
  • 8Lipka
  • 20Bruinenberg
  • 28Galloway
  • 37Staniforth
  • 7Ramshaw

Substitutes

  • 9Koren
  • 16Pitman
  • 17Joice
  • 18Lambert
  • 23Griffiths
  • 31Preuss
  • 38Mullen

Reading Women

  • 1EarpsBooked at 75mins
  • 23RoweBooked at 60mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 20HardingSubstituted forScottat 89'minutes
  • 18Moore
  • 7Furness
  • 8Allen
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 10BrutonBooked at 85mins
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forMoloneyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 3Scott
  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 15Green
  • 21Moloney
Referee:
Adam Herczeg

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Reading FC Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Reading FC Women 2.

Booking

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Fara Williams (Reading FC Women).

Foul by Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies).

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Victoria Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Harriet Scott replaces Natasha Harding.

Attempt missed. Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women).

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Grace Moloney replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Dismissal

Mary Earps (Reading FC Women) is shown the red card.

Hand ball by Mary Earps (Reading FC Women).

Attempt missed. Zaneta Wyne (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Jo Potter.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Kasia Lipka (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

(Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt saved. Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Jo Potter.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women).

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt missed. Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Reading Women1684436171928
4Arsenal Women1584328161228
5B'ham City Ladies1582525151026
6Liverpool Ladies158162721625
7Sunderland Ladies1541101235-2313
8Everton Ladies143291521-611
9Bristol City Women13319732-2510
10Yeovil Town Ladies140212042-422
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